Nothing says summer like strawberry vinaigrette salad dressing! It’s the perfect sweet & tangy strawberry salad dressing for a light meal on a hot day. You can use fresh or frozen strawberries to make this vinaigrette and the dressing works on a variety of salads!
Even if you’re not a huge fan of fruity vinaigrettes, we dare you to try this out! The strawberry flavor phenomenally complements the char and smokiness of grilled veggies and proteins fresh off the BBQ!
Let’s make this easy strawberry vinaigrette!
Why We Love Strawberry Salad Dressing:
Strawberry salad dressing has a wonderful flavor, is easy to make, and is a low-fat salad dressing– it’s even a keto-friendly salad dressing! This strawberry dressing has a creamy consistency without much oil or fat. It’s magic we tell ya!
Homemade strawberry vinaigrette goes great with salads using spinach, romaine or butter lettuces, chard, mixed greens, or even kale. Add in some grilled vegetables or protein and chopped nuts and you’ve got yourself the perfect meal for a summer evening.
You could even use this to dress a quinoa or pasta salad! Drizzle over skewers. Use as a dressing for burrito bowls. Use any leftovers to make strawberry bruschetta. There are really SO many uses!
This strawberry salad dressing is also really versatile; you can adjust the flavor profile to match what you like! If you like your salad dressings more on the tangy side, add more vinegar. Or if you like a sweet salad dressing, add more honey or sugar.
How To Make a Strawberry Vinaigrette + Variations
Did we mention this strawberry vinaigrette dressing recipe comes together in less than 5 minutes? Bazinga! Recipes that are quick and flavorful is what summer eating is all about!
To make a strawberry vinaigrette you’ll need the following:
- 2 cups whole strawberries
- a sweetener like honey or sugar (optional!)
All you need to do is wash the strawberries and remove their green leafy tops. Place all ingredients in a blender and take it for a spin!
As this recipe is made in a blender or bullet blender (like a Nutribullet, Magicbullet, or Nutri Ninja), it’s very easy to taste, adjust the flavors, and blitz the dressing once more.
You can also try adding 1-2 tablespoons of fresh chopped herbs if you have extra on hand or have a super productive garden! Rosemary, basil, thyme, mint or oregano would make a killer combo!
You can use frozen strawberries in this recipe! Simply measure the 2 cups frozen strawberries and let them defrost for 30-60 minutes prior to using.
Keto Salad Dressing Option
Yes yes ya’ll! Here’s a keto salad dressing spin on this strawberry vinaigrette! To make this recipe keto-friendly, substitute the honey or sugar with a keto sweetener like erythritol, stevia, or monk fruit!
If you skip the sweetener, this keto salad dressing only has 1.8 net carbs per serving!
You can also increase the fat content by upping the amount of oil you use, adding nuts or nut butter to the dressing, or adding sour cream for a creamy, tangy dressing.
Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad Recipes
Here are two recipe ideas to make a strawberry vinaigrette salad– now that you’ve got a fresh bottle of homemade strawberry vinaigrette to put to good use!
The first is a roasted vegetable salad with strawberry salad dressing. Grill or roast broccoli florets, corn, and your protein of choice. Toss broccoli florets and corn kernels together in a mixing bowl with the strawberry salad dressing. Plate and top with your grilled protein!
The charred, smoky broccoli & corn plus the sweet strawberry dressing are the PERFECT combo!
Next, we’ve got a classic strawberry spinach salad! This uses spinach as the base, is topped with caramelized onions and chopped nuts (pecans & hazelnuts are delish!), and protein of choice.
You can add some chopped strawberries to the salad in addition to the strawberry vinaigrette as well!
FAQs about this recipe:
- How long does strawberry vinaigrette last? Strawberry vinaigrette will last for 3-4 days in the fridge. It will thicken in the fridge so be sure to shake well before using and you may need to thin with 1-2 tablespoons water.
- Can you make a strawberry vinaigrette with balsamic vinegar? You can use balsamic vinegar in a strawberry vinaigrette. Balsamic vinegar has a very strong flavor that will alter the final taste.
- Will this recipe work with other berries? We haven’t tried this recipe with other berries but we imagine it will work. Strawberries are a sweeter berry; if the berry you want to use is tart, you may need to add more sugar.
Here’s a recipe for a delicious strawberry vinaigrette salad dressing perfect for topping a bed of greens! Strawberry salad dressing is keto-friendly and low fat but it’s got BIG flavor!
- 2 heaping cups whole strawberries (measure whole!)
- 1 tablespoon vinegar (red wine or champagne vinegar are my favorites!)
- 1–3 teaspoons honey or sugar
- 1–2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Measure and rinse whole strawberries then remove tops and add to a blender.
- Top with oil, vinegar, sweetener, salt, and pepper and blend for 30 seconds, scraping down the sides if needed.
- Use immediately or store for 3-4 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
This recipe can be made lower fat by reducing the amount of oil or using water in place of oil.
See post for additional keto swaps! KETO OPTION: If you skip the sweetener, this keto salad dressing is only 1.8 net carbs per serving!
The sweetener is optional; if your strawberries are super sweet and ripe you don’t need to use it.
If your dressing tastes a bit ‘dull’, you likely need to add a pinch of salt. If it seems to be lacking ‘strawberry’ flavor, try adding a touch of sweetener!
- Serving Size: 2 tablespoon
- Calories: 44
- Sugar: 3.5
- Sodium: 258.8
- Fat: 3.2
- Saturated Fat: .5
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 4.5
- Fiber: .7
- Protein: .2
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: Strawberry Vinaigrette